Rwanda, “the land of a thousand hills,” has emerged in the last several decades as a beacon and development powerhouse on the African continent. Progress has been marked by an uptick in widespread health improvements and gender equity, and in His Excellency President Paul Kagame’s Vision 2020 to transform the country into a middle-income economy. We have proudly worked in Rwanda since 2009, partnering with the Ministry of Health and a number of NGOs to build the next generation of health leaders in the country.


Over the past eight years, we have recruited and trained 200 young leaders placed within 26 partner organizations across Rwanda. Our fellows work on issues ranging from nutrition and agriculture to maternal health and girls’ empowerment, and our growing network of alumni represent a bright future for Rwanda.

Our Accomplishments

GHC Voices in Rwanda

  • 2017-2018 Rwanda fellow Annelyse Mahoro penned an inspirational poem titled “An Ode to Changemakers Everywhere.”
  • Decentralizing Mental Healthcare In Rural Rwanda: Joanna Galaris, 2016-2017 Rwanda alum, interviews Hildegarde Mukasakindi, the Assistant Director for Mental Health at IMB. The conversation encompasses the need for mental healthcare, the challenges to achieving it, and the vision for the future of mental health in Rwanda.
  • 2015-2016 Rwanda fellow Francine Irakoze was interviewed by She Leads Africa in about her work in conflict settings and her advice for young global health leaders.
  • Eliminating Health Inequities In Rwanda: 2015-2016 Rwanda alum Elly Kabalisa illustrates the achievements Rwanda has made in eliminating geographic and financial barriers to access to health.

2018-2019 Rwanda Fellows at Training Institute

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